Vande Bharat Express: Four More Semi-High Speed Trains Ready; Railways Incur Total Rs 1,343.72 Crore Expenditure

Arun Kumar Das

Aug 03, 2023, 09:10 AM | Updated 10:23 AM IST

A Vande Bharat Train. (Representative image).
A Vande Bharat Train. (Representative image).

Four Vande Bharat trains including two from Chennai and one each from Patna and Bangalore, are ready to roll out this month (August).

Currently, there are 25 Vande Bharat trains operational and with the new routes, set to be launched soon, the total number of semi-high speed trains will go up to 29.

According to the Indian Railways, Rs 1,343.72 crore has been utilised by the national transporter for manufacture of Vande Bharat trains.

Patna-Howrah, Kacheguda-Yeshwanthpur, Chennai-Vijayawada and Chennai-Tirunalveli routes will have Vande Bharat trains in August.

Manufactured at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai, all these trains will have eight-coach each and one of these Vande Bharat Express trains will be in orange colour.

India’s first-ever indigenously designed and manufactured semi-high speed Vande Bharat train has provided a modern and comfortable rail travel experience to passengers. High speed, enhanced safety standards and world class service are the hallmarks of this train.

Equipped with automatic doors, Vande Bharat trains have faster acceleration and can speed up to 160 kmph.

The train has better riding comfort with reclining ergonomic seats and comfortable seating, with revolving seats in executive class.

With facility of mobile charging sockets for every seat, the train has a mini pantry with provision of hot case, bottle cooler, deep freezer and hot water boiler in the train.

Besides, there is provision of emergency windows, fire extinguisher and CCTVs in each coach.

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